Thursday, April 30, 2020

BEAUTY FROM SORRENTO Funky, low-key Peter's Beach is my preferred perch, and when I need a break from the sun, the chef whips up a superb spaghetti alle vongole. Come aperitivo time, his wife mixes an exceptionally good Campari Spritz. Sorrento, Italy | The Sorrentine Peninsula | CN Traveller

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

FOR HIPPIES AND BOHEMIANS A capsule consisting of eight exclusive styles linked to two of the story motifs in the Le Sirenuse Positano Spring Summer 2020 collection – Que Onda! and Lurex.  Made of soft Italian vachetta leather, the sandals reinterpret some of Ancient Greek Sandals’ most iconic styles in the carefree spirit of the collection’s caftans, dresses and easy separates. Le Sirenuse Positano steps out in Ancient Greek Sandals | Le Sirenuse Journal

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

THIS GUY IS A LAWYER He’s a fisherman by nature and when the word lockdown came to southern Italy, he took off as fast as his motorcycle would drive him down to the coast of Cilento where he had a little house by the sea. In total isolation, without tv or wifi, he decided to clean the beach. A Beautiful Italian Quarantine Story | Lylita's Way

Monday, April 27, 2020

COMMODIFICATION OF WASTE Researchers at Pompeii have found that huge mounds of refuse apparently dumped outside the city walls were in fact “staging grounds for cycles of use and reuse”. Professor Allison Emmerson and her colleagues used soil samples to trace the movement of rubish across the city. Pompeii ruins show that the Romans invented recycling | The Guardian

Sunday, April 26, 2020

THE PROJECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEERING Volunteers in 7 different countries to prepare the future activities in Sorrento Coast, coordinated by the Marine Park of Punta Campanella. 17 young people of different nationalities in connection with work platform online. The protection of the environment, linking Europe also during the pandemic. Erasmus of the sea | Spark Chronicles

Saturday, April 25, 2020

TO KEEP LA DOLCE VITA ALIVE We illuminated the hotel in the colours of the Italian flag to show our support to the rest of the country and act as a beacon of hope for our community. Checking In: Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa, Amalfi Coast, Italy | Suitcase

Friday, April 24, 2020

Casa d’Ambra was established in 1888 and grows the island’s prized Biancolella grapes, used for its Frassitelli label, at 600 meters above sea level on the slopes of Monte Epomeo, the highest point on the thermal island. Casa d’Ambra {Ischia} | the italy edit

Thursday, April 23, 2020

PROCIDA ISLAND, ITALY Most people who travel to the Bay of Naples rush to the Godard-famous Capri or the glamorous Ischia and tend to overlook the bay’s smallest but most authentic island, Procida. Refreshingly real, it is home to multicolored houses, dreamy marinas, and secret lemon groves. Tasmania, Procida, and a Paris Suburb: 5 Unexpected Places to Travel This Summer | Vogue

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

TO DISCOVER A LITTLE-KNOWN DESTINATION Kilometre uses vintage shirts as its canvas to express the meridians and parallels of travel. The shirts take their wearers on a journey down the road least travelled. Procida rather than Capri. Upcycled French 19th Century Dress Shirts | Messy Nessy Chic

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

DREAMY AND FLORAL DRESSES Italy-Bound: Georgina Chapman is bringing Marchesa’s embroidered and billowing evening gowns to SalernoThe American brand is restaging the spring 2020 collection presented by appointment during New York Fashion Week. Marchesa to Bring Spring 2020 Collection to Southern Italy | WWD

Monday, April 20, 2020

789 METERS ABOUT SEA LEVEL Amidst spectacular flora and fauna, take a trek from Serrara Fontana to Mount Epomeo. It’s steep at times but worth the effort since the view from the summit is incredible. At the top you can also find a rock church and hermitage of San Nicola and a restaurant. Ischia, Italy | Hear It From Locals

Sunday, April 19, 2020

THE RESORT LOOK If the sun-drenched Amalfi coast were reincarnated as a film character, it would be Marge Sherwood (Gwyneth Paltrow). Whether she’s lolling on a sailboat in the Mediterranean or sleuthing down bougainvillea-draped passageways, she nails “Roman Holiday”-chic. 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' leaving Netflix, shop its fashions | New York Post

Saturday, April 18, 2020

A 360° PANORAMA Ristorante Monte Solaro, at the highest point on the Italian island of Capri, provides this scenic overlook. "Surrounding the restaurant are walking paths and overlooks of the vistas that unfold in every direction. The one that caught my eye was flanked by a statue from the era of the emperor Tiberius." A view from the top of Capri, Italy | Star Tribune

Friday, April 17, 2020

A STREET, SEVERAL HOUSES AND ABOUT 15 VICTIMS Les dernières heures de Pompéi shows what they found and includes reconstructed scenes of the city’s inhabitants’ final moments. For this part the newly uncovered street was reconstructed in a studio in Bulgaria. Italy / A docu-drama about Pompeii | Cmca PriMed

Thursday, April 16, 2020

THE HIGHEST PEAK ON THE ISLAND Monte Solaro can be hiked for those aerobically inclined, but most tourists choose the available chairlift to whisk them to the top of the 589-meter peak. Looking down from these heights, guests can fully appreciate the rocks and green flora that make Capri one of the most verdant and beautiful natural landscapes in all of Italy. Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and Play in Capri, Italy | Maxim

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

GEOLOGICAL WONDERLAND Ischia tallest mountain — the 788 meter Mount Epomeo — isn’t a volcano but rather an inclined block of green tuff. Essentially, what created the island was the vertical push from an underwater magma chamber, which is still active today. What to see in Ischia, Italy's green island | Elle Decor

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

HOW MARINE MAMMAL SCIENTISTS GATHER THEIR DATA Our daily activities consist in monitoring the presence of cetaceans around the island of Ischia (Gulf of Naples, Italy). For this aim we use hydrophones that are underwater microphones that are able to detect sounds around the boat. Join the Ischia Dolphin Project to watch whales and dolphins at sea | Oceanomare Delphis Onlus

Monday, April 13, 2020

THE ISLAND'S BEST KNOWN VINTNERS A gorgeous Mediterranean climate and fertile volcanic soil have cemented the wines of Ischia as firm favorites. One of the best-established wine-producers in Ischia, Tommasone boast over 250 years of company history. Our Guide to the Mouth-Watering Wines of Ischia | The Villa Italy

Sunday, April 12, 2020

WAITING FOR A NEW ERA TO HAPPEN With so many holiday destinations in Europe more or less destroyed by hordes of tourist, Ischia stands out as authentic – like a faithful and genuine Italian Lady located in the Bay of Napoli. The mood and lifestyle here is “Piano, piano, piano”. Ischia of today in three words. Charming Ischia makes comeback with the worst-kept secret | King Goya: The World Travel Magazine

Saturday, April 11, 2020

AN OLD NEAPOLITAN CUSTOM They put a card on their baskets with Giuseppe Moscati's slogan: "Those who can, put something in, those who can't, help yourself. People out shopping for groceries now stop by our baskets and leave something inside." In Naples, Pandemic 'Solidarity Baskets' Help Feed The Homeless | NPR

Friday, April 10, 2020

VIRTUAL FOOD EXHIBITION The “purpo” veracious, Boccaccio tells us, was on the Neapolitan tables of 1300, pizza spoke documents of the tenth century and in the “Cunto de li cunti” it was already “pizzella”. The most delicious ragu? It is the one with chocolate and Marsala. From “purpo” veracious to pizza, in Campania cooking is history | Charme

Thursday, April 9, 2020

SCENIC SPOT IN NAPLES We bet you’ve seen so many postcards and pictures portraying the Gulf of Naples, or even on Facebook or on your smartphone… and sometimes we almost forget there is a small bay down the Posillipo hill. It’s called Bay of Trentaremi and that’s what’s left of a volcanic crater. A dive into the crater of Baia dei Trentaremi | Napoli | The Sooper

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A CALL TO RAISE MONEY Four legendary Amalfi Coast hotels (Il San Pietro and Le Sirenuse in Positano; Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi; Palazzo Avino up in Ravello) have teamed up to fund Covid-19 vaccine research with perk-loaded stays. Show the amore: Italian hotels unite | How To Spend It

Monday, April 6, 2020

Sunday, April 5, 2020

EXCITING WINES The future for Aglianico looks promising. This ancient grape is the signature red variety in the rugged, beautiful regions of Campania and Basilicata, and wine quality is on a steep upward trajectory. Many leading commentators (Jancis Robinson MW, Ian D'Agata, Piero Mastroberardino, Riccardo Cotarella, Luigi Maffini, Elena Fucci, Antonio Teora, Jack Lewens, Bruno De Conciliis, Marco Giulioli, Andy Howard MW) are strong advocates for Aglianico. Aglianico: the red grape Barolo lovers shouldn't miss | Decanter

Saturday, April 4, 2020

#STAGEATHOME As Italy approaches one month under lockdown, we’ve seen Italians come together to boost morale through art, food, music. The Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, the oldest opera house in the world, is streaming operas and ballets through their social channels at 8pm most evenings. How Italy Is Inspiring The World By Coming Together Through Culture | Forbes

Friday, April 3, 2020

ENTERING IN THE GREEN LIST "An historic goal for the coast of Sorrento, for Campania and the south, but it won't be easy''. The protected marine area of Punta Campanella is a candidate to be included in a list of world excellence of natural parks, the Italian chapter of the International Union of Conservation Nature said. Area Marina Punta Campanella candidate for Green List | ANSAmed

Thursday, April 2, 2020

ENJOYING A SLOW TASTE OF CAMPANIA Whether it’s about the walnuts from Sorrento, or the ‘Piennolo’ tomatoes from Vesuvius, or the zucchini from San Pasquale, enjoying a slow taste of Campania one season at a time. Slow Food Earth Market – Sorrento Coast | Our Edible Italy

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

OLIVE TREE ORCHARDS The town of Flumeri lies in the Valley of Ufita, at the back of a hill at 638 meters above sea level and surrounded by two rivers. The area is characterized by a production of high quality biological extra virgin olive monocultivar obtained from Ravece variety, a precious ancient olive cultivar native to the area. Olio Colato Flumeri 2018: The Excellence of the Ravece Olive Cultivar in the Irpinia Hills | The Chosen Table

MARCH 2020


03012020 In the early part of this first millenia, Vesuvio was home to one of Italy’s largest wine production centers. Villa Augustea, found at the skirt of Mount Somma, was the meeting-place for pagan farmers. Today, the Vesuvio Wine Protection Consortium has almost 114 members, divided between winemakers, winemakers and bottlers. The Wine That Blew Up Pompeii: Ciro Giordano of Cantine Olivella | Grape Collective
03022020 The Card includes one entry to each of the following sites: Archaeological Park of Herculaneum, Virtual Archaeological Museum of Herculaneum, Villa Campolieto, Great Cone of Vesuvius. A Visitor's Guide to Herculaneum | Ancient History Encyclopedia
03032020 In sparsely populated Furore, centuries-old cliffside terraces holding pergola-trained vineyards, lemon trees, olive groves and tiny family farms drop to the sea about 1,500 feet below. The vista is all blue sea and sky. Salty, breezy: Call it air-oir. Air-oir on the Amalfi Coast | Wine Spectator
03042020 Towering over a rocky outcrop connected to the main island of Ischia by a short causeway, Albergo Il Monastero’s melodramatic exterior belies its tranquil interior (blend of Mediterranean minimalism and bold contemporary artwork). Digital detox holidays | Condé Nast Traveller
03052020 Neapolitan have .a variety of favourite places to partake in their daily ritual. But Gambrinus is that grand cafe from a bygone era still showing us that coffee is a multi sensory experience that should be enjoyed in glorious surroundings. Cafe Life on the Amalfi Coast | The Travel Cocktail
03062020 Every piece of 'Il Disinganno' is carved out of marble, including the carefully crafted knots in the draping net wrapped around the large figure of a fisherman. According to the Sansevero Chapel Museum the net symbolizes sin, in order to emphasize the idea of liberation. 18th-Century Sculpture Has a Delicate Net Carved Out of a Single Block of Marble | My Modern Met
03072020 Tip: Never order a cappuccino after lunchtime otherwise prepare for funny looks! (Italians believe that the milk doesn’t mix well with lunch and that is why they don’t have cappuccinos after 1:00!). 5 Cafes that you must try on the Amalfi Coast | Vegemite Spaghetti
03082020 “You chose the riccia, proof of good Neapolitan blood,” she says with approval, passing the sfogliatella across the marble counter. My grandparents would bring over a string-tied box of them fresh from the Bronx. Finding Your Breakfast Home Halfway Across the World | Roads & Kingdoms
03092020 In Campania, Southern Italy, lies the Telesina Valley, abundant in native strains of wine grape, such as Falanghina grapes. It is Sannio’s natural abundance in grapes which led to the founding of the Sannio Wine Consortium in 1999. Sannio Wines, conceived of the DNA of Campania. | Arte Cibo
03102020 Legendary directors including Roberto Rossellini and Federico Fellini adored filming here. From Capri to Ravello and beyond, the Amalfi Coast is home to some of the most iconic scenes shot in the last century. They are uplifting to watch in their own right and if you are planning a trip to the region, these films certainly set the tone! Amalfi Coast Movie List: 10 Movies to Watch | Sauced & Found
03112020 Fralbo is now spearheaded by two brothers, who are inherently driven by the art of shirtmaking which was all started by their grandmother Mrs Anna Barone. Handmade in Naples, their pale blue Egyptian cotton shirt bears all the profound hallmarks of fine shirting, including a spread collar, rounded single-button-cuffs and chevron-stitched mother-of-pearl buttons. Fralbo: Neapolitan shirtmakers of the highest order | The Rake
03122020 Greco, Falanghina, Aglianico, Fiano, Biancollela, Coda di Volpe, Coda di Pecora, Casavecchia, Asprinio, Pallagrello Bianco, Pallagrello Nero, Piedirosso, Pepella, Tintore, Ginestra, Forastera, Caprettone are just some of the grapes associated with the Campania region. Campania Stories 2019: The Best Wines From The Preview Tasting | The Chosen Table
03132020 On October 27, 1895, the Wine Train was inaugurated. It was built to facilitate the wine trade in the Calore Valley and Taurasi benefitted from it. The town’s long winemaking tradition made it the natural home to the first experiment in the Campania Region of a public winegrowers’ cooperative. The wine railway: Antica Hirpinia | DoctorWine
03142020 Ischia Ponte, as this pleasantly askew little harbor town is called, stood in for Mongibello in both screen adaptations of Highsmith’s novel. (Alain Delon and Matt Damon prowled its narrow cobblestone lanes as Ripley in 1960 and 1999, respectively.) How to Do Ischia Ponte, Capri’s Lesser-Known Neighbor | Departures
03152020 Libero Rillo’s point was well taken at a recent Sannio Wine Consortium tasting event, where elegant Aglianico (“alli-yawn-nico”) and Falanghina, an ancient white varietal, brought the table of exquisite food pairings to life and beyond. U.S. could soon taste bounty of Benevento wines | Boston Herald
03162020 The production areas of the agricultural cooperative "La Misenate" are located in the province of Naples, namely in Frattamaggiore, Caivano, Acerra and Marigliano, and in some areas of the province of Caserta. Campania: green asparagus and purple greenhouse asparagus now available | Fresh Plaza
03172020 Rather than the length of time taken to drink the coffee, Neapolitans are interested in the “conviviality” of the pausa (or break). It’s all about having a chat, smiling and relaxing. Company is not essential: you can also take a minute to unwind on your own. Naples’ coffee scene | Grimaldi Mare Nostrum Magazine
03182020 Pietrasalata is an ancient rock immersed in the sea of Naples, it's the place where my diving adventures took place when I was a young boy. It's the powerful and maternal inspiration for my jewels. Although influenced by antique traditional subjects and expressions, Pirolo's jewels are the result of a modern concepts. Pietrasalata gioielli Napoli |
03192020 The town’s Ferrata water, high in bicarbonate, contains traces of lithium and can treat depression. Saint Vincent Water, rich with sodium chloride can cure chronic diarrhea and dyspepsia. If you suffer from goiters, osteoporosis, renal infection or atrophic gastritis, then a visit to Castellammare’s Aqua della Madonna water fountain is in order. There's Something in the Water in Naples | Culinary Backstreets
03202020 Fields of wonderful fragrant roses adorned the city of Paestum about two thousand years ago. The crops were used to obtain ointments and perfumes. Today, thanks to archaeobotanical studies, the paestana rose has returned to flourish in the archaeological area. The Roses of Paestum | Emiliano's Pompeii and Herculaneum archaeological tours
03212020 Ultras is the story of Angelo and Sandro friendship, of a faith and a love marked by the last few weeks of a football championship, and the inevitable meeting of both with their own destiny. Teaser Trailer For ‘Ultras’ – Coming To Netflix In March | The Hollywood News
03222020 The project - a multimedia installation on stage at the Museum - was made for the Room of Cradle. The word Carosello cames from the Neapolitan dialect. One of the most interesting parts of this work is the relation that we managed to create between the images and the spaces inside the Room, the connection between matter and sight. Insider: Stefano Gargiulo | Tips on Naples
03232020 'To give designers a platform to communicate their work on a larger scale. We wanted to make the fair in Napoli because it really is the cultural capital of the Mediterranean,' Dardi and Petruccelli say. ‘You have the crossover of so many cultures, but at the same time, you have the character of the south. They are so open, so incredibly welcoming in a very deep sense.’  New Naples fair shines light on independent designers | Wallpaper
03242020 The city of Naples, Italy, is known for a great many things. The Kimbell Art Museum’s current exhibit, Flesh and Blood, aims a spotlight at the artists that this port city in Campania was able to attract during the Renaissance and the Baroque eras.  Neapolitans | Forth Worth Weekly
03252020 The Mastroberardino family achieved this restorative transformation by replanting existing vineyards and purchasing the best land they could find to focus on revitalizing Campania’s three ancient varietals of Fiano, Greco, and Aglianico. Mastroberardino | Winebow
03262020 In Pompeii some of the restaurants were of the ”fast food” variety, where a customer could eat in or purchase a meal ”to go.” Some were even designed in such a way that customers could obtain meals without leaving their wagons, the prototype of ”drive-through” service. Were There Drive-Throughs in Ancient Rome? | Truth or Fiction
03272020 Jean-Luc Godard's film, Contempt (Le Mépris) parallels a tragic love between the screenwriter character in the film and his wife, played by Brigitte Bardot. As this film (1963) evokes the Homer's Odyssey, it draws on rich archetypes, smartly modernized. World and Time perspective | bhakti yoga cave
03282020 Curzio looked like a movie star, he was a dandy, wore bespoke suits and shaved his legs, armpits and even the back of his hands. In Casa Malaparte he conceived a special room, separate from his, for his female lovers. His house is Capri was a sanctuary, open to the sea, surrounded by nature. The House That Curzio Built | Babyshark's Minority Report
03292020 The small town of Taurasi and its DOCG area is the source of Campania’s flagship red. Based on the late-ripening, highly tannic Aglianico grape, these bottlings are notable for their impressive ageability. Ripe black cherry, plum and wild herb flavors, as well as the tarry minerality imparted by the area’s volcanic soils. Naples & Campania | Wine Spectator
03302020 Despite the challenges of Covid-19, Naples is battling on, with citizens supporting each other through the crisis and pulling together to protect the most vulnerable. Life In Lockdown: Lessons For The UK From Italy | Esquire
03312020 Navy officials urged service members and their families in southern Italy to keep calm. NSA Naples commander Capt. Todd Abrahamson said service members and their families should “keep shopping at your normal levels” in the commissary, which was open for business. But he reminded people to maintain “social distancing”. Don’t panic, says Naples-based admiral as Italy shuts down over coronavirus | Stars and Stripes